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post #14 of Old 06-20-2013
ccriders
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Re: Back stay boom supporter broke - now what?

Everyone seems to have covered the water front for you, but one issue has been left out. Have you inspected the back stay where the pig tail was attached? After I purchased my boat I decided to replace the standing rigging and when I took off the clamp for the pigtail on back stay I found considerabloe corrosion and two broken strands. (Even the surveyor missed that one).
So I put in a static vinyl coverd wire from the mast head and rigged a 1/4 line from the aft end of the boom through a turning block to a cleat on the forward end of the boom. While this works, I hate it and would consider spending money for a boomkicker.
John
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